Mercer County motorist alleges insurance company breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 8, 2018

PRINCETON — A Mercer County motorist is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Tyler Masters of Princeton filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance Company, alleging failure to cover injuries from a vehicle crash. 

According to the complaint, on Dec. 28, 2016, Masters was involved in a motor vehicle collision in Princeton when Steven Cahill, an under-insured drunk driver negligently struck the plaintiff's vehicle. 

The suit says Masters was seriously injured and his vehicle was a total wreck. He alleges he sustained damages in excess of the at-fault driver's insurer policy limits, for which he made a claim for the under-insured motorist benefits under the Garrison Property policy. 

The plaintiff alleges Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance refused to tender the $25,000 policy limits and instead offered only $7,500 to settle Masters' claim.

Masters seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, court costs, attorney fees, and post- judgment interest on all amounts until such monies are fully tendered. He is represented by attorney Eric J. Buckner of Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner PLLC in Princeton.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-250

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